Ice Bar at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel
Harbor Hotel decorated for Christmas
Cross-country skiing in the Finger Lakes National Forest
Seneca Harbor Pier on Seneca Lake
See the history of auto-racing at the International Motor Racing Research Center
Taste wine along the Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Welcome to Watkins Glen & Schuyler County on Seneca Lake in the Beautiful Finger Lakes Region!

As the snow begins to fall, things heat up in the Finger Lakes! Winter is a wonderful time to visit Watkins Glen and Schuyler County. From exciting events like Ice Bar at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel (February 1-4) to Winterfest at Rooster Fish Brewing (January 19 and 20) to relaxed tasting experiences at our area wineries, breweries, and distilleries; from touring museums and galleries to hiking or cross-country skiing amidst snowy forests and frozen waterfalls, there is no time like the present to visit!

Cozy up at one of our historic bed and breakfasts or quaint country inns. The bonus? You can usually find some great off-season rates! On any given evening you can find live music at one of many local venues. Explore the wineries, breweries, and distilleries at a pace that allows you to enjoy, unwind, and savor each taste. Our downtown shops stay open year-round and museums and galleries offer the perfect indoor activity. It is winter and we are open for business!

Boasting acclaimed attractions such as Watkins Glen International and our rich motor racing heritage; Watkins Glen State Park; the Seneca Lake Wine Trail and 60+ wineries, craft breweries, and region's first distillery which dot the hillsides surrounding Seneca Lake; the Finger Lakes National Forest; the Farm Sanctuary; dozens of waterfalls throughout the area, and so much more. This is your perfect trip for your family vacation, girl's getaway, couple's retreat, or wedding. A new adventure awaits at every turn, and some of your best days are yet to come…